Frozen Songs: Language Activity


Objective: The students will explain the lyrics of Frozen.

1) The students will sing Let It Go in class.

2) After the sing along, the teacher will do a line by line analysis of the song.

3) At the end of the activity, the student will be able to explain Let It Go.

1) ELSA EXPLAINS HER CHOICE

The snow glows white on the mountain tonight Not a footprint to be seen A kingdom of isolation, And it looks like I’m the queen. The wind is howling like this swirling storm inside Couldn’t keep it in, heaven knows I tried!

2) ELSA IS SICK OF BEING A HYPOCRITE

Don’t let them in, don’t let them see Be the good girl you always have to be Conceal, don’t feel, don’t let them know Well, now they know!

3) ELSA DECIDES TO “LET IT GO” AND ACCEPTS HER SUPER POWER!

Let it go, let it go Can’t hold it back anymore Let it go, let it go Turn away and slam the door! I don’t care What they’re going to say Let the storm rage on, The cold never bothered me anyway! It’s funny how some distance Makes everything seem small And the fears that once controlled me Can’t get to me at all! It’s time to see what I can do To test the limits and break through No right, no wrong, no rules for me I’m free! Let it go, let it go I am one with the wind and sky Let it go, let it go You’ll never see me cry! Here I stand And here I’ll stay Let the storm rage on! My power flurries through the air into the ground My soul is spiraling in frozen fractals all around And one thought crystallizes like an icy blast I’m never going back, The past is in the past! Let it go, let it go And I’ll rise like the break of dawn Let it go, let it go That perfect girl is gone!

4) ELSA CHOOSES HER POWER OVER BEING A QUEEN!

Here I stand In the light of day Let the storm rage on, The cold never bothered me anyway!

5) CONCLUSIONS

Frozen has both situational irony and feminist aspects

1) There is situational irony in that Elsa must use a cool exterior to hide her power over the cold.  Generally we associate a cool exterior with hiding anger, hate or negative emotions that are seen as being like fire.  There is also the situational irony in that while we associate “frozen” with a lack of movement her power is cryokinetic so actually very active.

What is Situational Irony?  

3) Would a prince have to hide his super power? A prince could probably use his power to defend his kingdom openly and be lauded for having a super power.  Elsa is ostracized because of her power.  Elsa’s gender role as a princess means she cannot show a super power and must hide her true nature. Elsa is very different from past Disney princesses in that she rebels against her princess role!  Elsa’s dilemma may seem outwardly like a typical princess fairy tale is actually a modern feminist story of how women often have to smile and pretend rather than show their true nature and their abilities.

Frozen – A Musical feat. Disney Princesses  

Frozen “In Summer” Song – Sing-a-long with Olaf – Official | HD

Kids’ll blow dandelion fuzz

And I’ll be doing whatever snow does in summer

A drink in my hand

My snow up against the burning sand

Prob’ly getting gorgeously tanned in summer

I’ll finally see a summer breeze blow away a winter storm

And find out what happens to solid water when it gets warm

And I can’t wait to see

What my buddies all think of me

Just imagine how much cooler I’ll be in summer

Dah-dah, da-doo, a-bah-bah-bah bah-bah-boo

The hot and the cold are both so intense

Put ’em together, it just makes sense!

Rrr-raht da-daht dah-dah-dah dah-dah-dah dah dah doo

Winter’s a good time to stay in and cuddle,

But put me in summer and I’ll be a…happy snowman!

When life gets rough, I like to hold on to my dream

Of relaxing in the summer sun, just lettin’ off steam

Oh, the sky will be blue

And you guys will be there too

When I finally do what frozen things do in summer!

Kristoff: I’m gonna tell him.

Anna: Don’t you dare!

Olaf: IN SUMMER!

What type of song is this song?

solo

What is the topic of the song?

humorous

Why is the song humorous?

For the First Time in Forever (Sing-Along Lyrics)

Anna:

The window is open, so’s that door

I didn’t know they did that anymore

Who knew we owned eight thousand salad plates?

For years I’ve roamed these empty halls

Why have a ballroom with no balls?

Finally they’re opening up the gates

There’ll be actual real live people

It’ll be totally strange

But wow, am I so ready for this change

‘Cause for the first time in forever

There’ll be music, there’ll be light
For the first time in forever

I’ll be dancing through the night

Don’t know if I’m elated or gassy

But I’m somewhere in that zone

Cause for the first time in forever

I won’t be alone

I can’t wait to meet everyone! (gasp)

What if I meet… the one?

Tonight imagine me gown and all

Fetchingly draped against the wall

The picture of sophisticated grace

Ooh! I suddenly see him standing there

A beautiful stranger, tall and fair

I wanna stuff some chocolate in my face

But then we laugh and talk all evening,

Which is totally bizarre

Nothing like the life I’ve had so far

For the first time in forever

There’ll be magic, there’ll be fun

For the first time in forever

I could be noticed by someone

And I know it is totally crazy

To dream I’d find romance

But for the first time in forever

At least I’ve got a chance

Elsa:

Don’t let them in, don’t let them see

Be the good girl you always have to be

Conceal, don’t feel, put on a show

Make one wrong move and everyone will know

Elsa:

But it’s only for today
Anna:

It’s only for today

Elsa:

It’s agony to wait

Anna:

It’s agony to wait

Elsa:

Tell the guards to open up the gates
Anna:

The gates

Anna

For the first time in forever
Elsa:

Don’t let them in, don’t let them see

Anna:

I’m getting what I’m dreaming of

Elsa:

Be the good girl you always have to be

Anna:

A chance to change my lonely world

Elsa:

Conceal

Anna:

A chance to find true love

Elsa:

Conceal, don’t feel, don’t let them know

Anna:

I know it all ends tomorrow,

So it has to be today

‘Cause for the first time in forever

For the first time in forever

Nothing’s in my way!

What type of song is this song?

duet

What is the content of the song?

Anna – happy

Elsa – worried

 

Do You Wanna Build a Snowman? (Sing-Along Lyrics Edited Version)

Anna:

Elsa?

(Knocking: Knock, knock, knock, knock, knock, knock)

Do you wanna build a snowman?

Come on lets go and play

I never see you anymore

Come out the door

It’s like you’ve gone away-

We used to be best buddies

And now we’re not

I wish you would tell me why!-

Do you wanna build a snowman?

It doesn’t have to be a snowman.

Elsa:

Go away, Anna

Anna:

Okay, bye…

(Knocking)

Do you wanna build a snowman?

Or ride our bikes around the halls

I think some company is overdue

I’ve started talking to

the pictures on the walls-

(Hang in there, Joan!)

It gets a little lonely

All these empty rooms,

Just watching the hours tick by-

(Tic-Tock, Tic-Tock, Tic-Tock, Tic-Tock, Tic-Tock)

(Orchestral)

Anna:

(Knocking)

Elsa?

Please, I know you’re in there,

People are asking where you’ve been

They say “have courage”, and I’m trying to

I’m right out here for you, just let me in We only have each other

It’s just you and me

What are we gonna do?

Do you wanna build a Snowman?

What type of song is this song?

solo

What is the topic of the song?

family estrangement

Frozen Sing-Along Edition – Love is an Open Door Clip. Available on DVD & Digital HD Nov 18.  

Anna: Okay, can I just, say something crazy?

 

Hans: I love crazy!

 

Anna: All my life has been a series of doors in my face

And then suddenly I bump into you…

 

Hans: I was thinking the same thing! ‘Cause like…,

I’ve been searching my whole life to find my own place

And maybe it’s the party talking or the chocolate fondue

 

Anna: But with you…

Hans: But with you

 

Hans: I found my place…

Anna: I see your face…

 

Both: And it’s nothing like I’ve ever known before!

Love is an open door!

Love is an open door!

Love is an open door!

 

Anna: With you!

Hans: With you!

Anna: With you!

Hans: With you!

 

Both: Love is an open door…

 

Hans: I mean it’s crazy…

Anna: What?

 

Hans: We finish each other’s—

Anna: Sandwiches!

 

Hans: That’s what I was gonna say!

 

Anna: I’ve never met someone—

 

Both: Who thinks so much like me!

Jinx! Jinx again!

Our mental synch. Ro. Ni-zation

Can have but one explanation

 

Hans: You—

Anna: And I—

Hans: Were—

Anna: Just—

 

Both: Meant to be!

 

Anna: Say goodbye…

Hans: Say goodbye…

 

Both: To the pain of the past

We don’t have to feel it anymore!

 

Love is an open door!

Love is an open door!

Life can be so much more!

 

Anna: With you!

Hans: With you!!

Anna: With you!!!

Hans: With you!!!!

 

Both: Love is an open door…

 

Hans: Can I say something crazy?

Will you marry me?

 

Anna: Can I say something even crazier? Yes!

What type of song is this song?

duet

What is the topic of the song?

love at first sight

Do you believe in love at first sight?

 

Disney’s Frozen “Heart”  

Ice Harvesters:

Born of cold and winter air

And mountain rain combining

This icy force both foul and fair

Has a frozen heart worth mining

 

So cut through the heart, cold and clear

Strike for love and strike for fear

See the beauty, sharp and sheer Split the ice apart!

And break the frozen heart

 

Hyup! Ho! Watch your step! Let it go!

Hyup! Ho! Watch your step! Let it go!

 

Beautiful!

Powerful!

Dangerous!

Cold!

 

Ice has a magic, can’t be controlled

Stronger than one! Stronger than ten!

Stronger than a hundred men!

 

Hyup!

 

Born of cold and winter air

And mountain rain combining!

This icy force both foul and fair

Has a frozen heart worth mining!

 

Cut through the heart, cold and clear!

Strike for love and strike for fear!

There’s beauty and there’s danger here

Split the ice apart!

Beware the frozen heart…

What type of song is this song?

chorus

What is the topic of the song?

foreshadowing of Anna’s frozen heart

Top 10 Uses of Foreshadowing in Movies  

Handout at:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/241592054/Let-It-Go-Disney-Song-Language-Activity-Worksheet

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